Violinist Martin Chalifour is the principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and an adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music. Chalifour is also a 2018 Valade Concertmaster at Interlochen Arts Camp.
Martin Chalifour visited Studio A to perform music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Camille Saint-Saens. He was joined by collaborative pianist Robert Koenig.
Chalifour also talked about the skills he tries to impart on the young musicians at Interlochen. He also explained why playing a Stradivarius doesn't necessarily guarantee a great sound.
Hear the entire conversation and excerpts of the performance below.
Martin Chalifour’s residency at Interlochen is supported by the Valade Fellows Teaching Endowment.